San Fernando Valley Business Journal

SFVBJ CURRENT EDITION

Post Office Project Not Delivering

Development: Critics pan idea for housing at Woodland Hills site.Development: A proposal to turn a post office into an apartment building delivers big surprises.

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CEO Proves Mettle in Deal

Acquisitions: Signature chief sees Fortune 500 future.

Acquisitions: Signature’s $525 million buy of a metal recycler sets a model for future deals.

Drilling Plan Hits Heavy Friction

Energy: Oil firm stunned by strong Porter Ranch opposition.

Energy: Termo Co. wants to pump more oil from its field in Aliso Canyon.

La Brea Bakery Rising in Valley

Manufacturing: La Brea Bakery opens a high-volume factory for artisan bread.

Where the Wild Ones Will Roam

Biotech executive, wife donate development land to Santa Clarita.

Real Estate: Santa Clarita entrepreneur donates land for open space.

How to Say Discount in Japanese

Daiso outlet a hit with shoppers who favor Asian flavor.

Retail: Daiso combines the dollar store concept with Japanese merchandise.

Swamped With Fishing Boats

Indian Ocean tragedy creates unusual wood source for furniture.

Innovation: Old wood from fishing boats finds new life in home decor.

The Number

The Number: Passenger counts rise, but don’t soar, at Bob Hope Airport.

Room At the Inn

Hospitality: Planned Hampton Inn would add to meager hotel base in Simi Valley.

Hospitality: Will a bell tower call travelers to Simi Valley’s Hampton Inn?

Short Circuit Hits Electronic Medical Records

Health Care & Biotech: Anthem-backed Cal Index chided over patient privacy concerns.

Cal Index is a simple concept: Make electronic medical records universally available for qualified personnel.

Haggen Counting On Shoppers to Check It Out

Retail & Hospitality: Washington chain taking over 13 Valley-area supermarkets.

Supermarket shoppers in the greater Valley should prepare for new competitors at old, familiar locations.

Let’s Make A Deal

Cities and developers in the Antelope Valley are beckoning companies to come to the desert, but will cheap and plentiful land be enough of a draw?

Industry: Antelope Valley developers and city officials try to match industrial properties with specific clients.

Desert Business Park Has Been Hot – And Cold

Lancaster Business Park still has space for new occupants 30 years after it opened.

Profile: Lancaster Business Park exemplifies the challenges of high desert real estate.

Desert Development

There are multiple industrial and office projects in varying stages of completion throughout the Antelope Valley. Here are some prominent examples.

Examples of industrial and office projects in varying stages of completion throughout the Antelope Valley.

Brokers Like What They See in the Valley Despite Weak Quarter

Reports: Major office and industrial deals in Valley-area submarkets. (San Fernando Valley)

Supply Crunch Feared as Conejo Valley Rapidly Absorbs Space

Reports: Major office and industrial deals in Valley-area submarkets. (Conejo Valley)

Quick Turnaround Spins Heads of Tri-Cities Real Estate Insiders

Reports: Major office and industrial deals in Valley-area submarkets. (Burbank and Glendale)

Single Building Casts Shadow Over Improving Office Market

Reports: Major office and industrial deals in Valley-area submarkets. (Santa Clarita Valley)

Small Deals Fail to Heat Up High Desert Real Estate Industry

Reports: Major office and industrial deals in Valley-area submarkets. (Antelope Valley)

around the valleys

News and notes from around the greater San Fernando Valley

A U.S. Food and Drug Administration advisory panel unanimously recommended the agency approve a “biosimilar” version of Amgen Inc.’s cancer drug Neupogen.

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Calendar of Events

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Market Watch Summary

Stocks showed minimal improvement for the two-week period ended Jan. 21, during which markets were volatile because of oil prices.

A Ride on the Circus Train

From the Newsroom: High-speed rail requires high-gear politicking.

An Investment Worth Making

President Obama’s plan to provide free community college education will pay economic dividends.

Op-Ed: The ROI of community college.

A Great Business Leader for Any Age

Op-Ed: Churchill’s lessons on leadership.